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Telangana Journal of Psychiatry


Co-morbidity of depression and disability in patients with alcohol dependence syndrome


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Author Details : Satya Krishna Kumar Rayapureddy*, Krishna Mohan Parvathaneni, Sireesha Devarapalli

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 141-145


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Abstract

Introduction: Alcohol Use Disorders and Depression are among the leading causes of disability in the world according to WHO. But there are limited studies assessing comorbidity of depression and disability in Alcohol dependence syndrome and whether disability in alcohol dependant patients is due to depression or Alcohol Dependence Syndrome alone in this part of the country.

Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional observational study conducted in Dr. PSIMS and RF. 50 patients were included in the study and assessed for depression and disability.

Results: Prevalence of depression in alcohol dependence patients is found to be 84%. Disability is present in 94.98%. Significant correlation is observed when disability was compared with ‘ADS with depression’ (P-value <0>

Conclusion: Three fourths of the patients with ADS are suffering from depression. ADS is also associated with greater levels of disability, irrespective of the presence or absence of depression.

Keywords: Alcohol dependence syndrome, Depression, Disability.

Doi : 10.18231/j.tjp.2019.029

How to cite : Rayapureddy S K K, Parvathaneni K M, Devarapalli S, Co-morbidity of depression and disability in patients with alcohol dependence syndrome. Telangana J Psychiatry 2019;5(2):141-145

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